“NMAAM is complete!” says museum president and CEO Henry Beecher Hicks III in a release.

It has been long-awaited journey to reveal when the National Museum of African-American Music opens up and we finally have a date! They will have a ribbon ceremony with board members and staff, community leaders on Monday, January 18, 2021 on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day. It will be held at the museum’s entrance on Fifth Avenue and Broadway that faces the Ryman Auditorium one way and Bridgestone Arena the other. This event is partnered by Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship as part of MLK Day. COVID-19 had other plans by pushing the date back further but it is a prize possession by how it will pursue it out with promoting it. The museum gala that has exhibits and artifacts will tell a story about the African-America musicians before our time to present. There will be a limited access due to COVID-19 restrictions with availability only on the weekend.

There will be a special preview for museum members the weekend of January 23 to 24, 2021. The general public will start their tour at the end of the month in January 30 and 31, 2021. The times that the museum will be opened are from 11am to 6pm. Prices range from $13.50 for kids of age 7-17 to regular adult admission $24.50. Children who are under the age of six will be admitted for free. Click here for the latest update.